A Project From Hell

I recently completed my physically largest project to-date. This was a sculpture, painting, AND costuming project all rolled into one and put on steroids: two larger-than-life sized puppets for the metal band From Hell.  The top half alone stands 5 feet high. With the tassles hanging below, they are 8 feet tall.

This provided me a timely opportunity to experiment with new techniques, such as large-scale foam sculpting, which was such a pain in my tiny home studio. (oh the horror, oh the mess.) But well worth it as I move into larger sculpture territory almost right away for my upcoming installation in the Wunderkammer show. More posts about that as that develops. But for now, enjoy these pictures (from my 'commissions: albums, shirts, etc.') and some really creepy video that the frontman of the band sent me of the puppets hanging in their new home base in the Oakland Music Complex.

Faces were made with a custom-sculpted positive mold, and then each was hand painted.

Faces were made with a custom-sculpted positive mold, and then each was hand painted.

The insignia down the middle was pieced together with separate appliques and hand-painted to fit the final vision.

The insignia down the middle was pieced together with separate appliques and hand-painted to fit the final vision.

Detail shot, with one of the Sigil paintings lurking in the background.

Detail shot, with one of the Sigil paintings lurking in the background.